Hi All,

I am trying to uninstall and reinstall oracle 10g client 10.2.0.1 with out a REBOOT as that is a requirement. The uninstallation of Oracle 10g client doesnt seem to remove all files as a result when i try to install oracle 10g client , it asks me to install to a different home directory. I am installing using a response file and the home directory will be the same and as a result, the installation exits out. I am unable to install using the -force option as well.

Would someone know if this is doable with out a reboot? if so how?

Thanks in advance
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That's a tall order.
Did you remove the homes on uninstall? Check REMOVE_HOMES in your uninstall RSP.
Answered 09/16/2009 by: turbokitty
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One would have to wonder why an uninstall followed by an install (presumably identical) might be required but anyway...

It should be easy enough to determine how the OUI is determining the client's installed state by using your favoured file/registry/process monitor. Once you know that, you can set up an installation script which executes the uninstall command, does the requisite tidying-up and then re-runs the install command.

Not ideal, but I can't see any other obvious option.
Answered 09/17/2009 by: VBScab
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Thanks for your responses..

Turbokitty: I am currently using the response file used during installation to deintsall as well and that does not contain a REMOVE_HOMES section in it.. Do we need to create an uninstall.rsp? if so how do i create one for deinstall???

VBScab: I will try ur suggestions and check if it gives any information.

Cheers
Answered 09/17/2009 by: gopal787
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I am pretty sure if you do an "install" what it does is uninstall what ever is in that home and then installs again by itself.
Answered 09/17/2009 by: sbequette
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I also believe the same, however i am unable to install after an uninstall with out a reboot..
Answered 09/17/2009 by: gopal787
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gopal787, you can create the uninstall rsp the way you made the install rsp. Record one.
Answered 09/17/2009 by: turbokitty
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I think the reboot happens because the installer adds/removes to the System PATH.
Answered 09/18/2009 by: VBScab
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Our solution was to install all Oracle clients (10G, 11G) that will not need to be patched regularly with a standard repacked MSI. Our # of tickets has dropped through the floor in regards to Oracle clients since that time.

In my opinion, the only time the OUI should be used is on servers so they can be patched with QFE's from Oracle.
Answered 10/07/2009 by: elgwhoppo
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